Urinary metabolomics analysis identifies key biomarkers of different stages of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
Shu Dong, Zong-Ying Zhan, Hong-Yan Cao, Chao Wu, Yan-Qin Bian, Jian-Yuan Li, Ping Liu, Ming-Yu Sun, Key Laboratory of Liver and Kidney Diseases, Institute of Liver Diseases, Shuguang Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 201203, China
Shu Dong, Zong-Ying Zhan, Hong-Yan Cao, Chao Wu, Yan-Qin Bian, Jian-Yuan Li, Ping Liu, Ming-Yu Sun, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 201203, China
Gen-Hong Cheng, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, United States
Author contributions: Dong S, Zhan ZY, Liu P and Sun MY conceived and designed the experiments; Dong S and Sun MY wrote the paper; Dong S, Zhan ZY, Cao HY, Wu C, Bian YQ and Li JY collected the samples; Sun MY and Cheng GH critically revised the paper for important intellectual content; Sun MY gave final approval for publication of the paper.
Supported by the Major Project of Shanghai Municipal S&T Commission, No. 15DZ1900104; and National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 81273729.
Institutional review board statement: The study protocol was approved by the Ethics Review Committee of the Faculty of Medicine, Shuguang Hospital, China, and was conducted in accordance with the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki and Good Clinical Practice Guidelines.
Clinical trial registration statement: This study has been registered on ClinicalTrials.gov. Identifier No. NCT02077283.
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Correspondence to: Ming-Yu Sun, MD, PhD, Key Laboratory of Liver and Kidney Diseases, Institute of Liver Diseases, Shuguang Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 528 Zhangheng Road, Pudong New District, Shanghai 201203, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: December 5, 2016
Peer-review started: December 6, 2016
First decision: December 29, 2016
Revised: January 13, 2017
Accepted: February 17, 2017
Article in press: February 17, 2017
Published online: April 21, 2017